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Discussion in 'Ontario Knife Company' started by OntarioKnifeCompany, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Toooj

    Toooj

    920
    Aug 8, 2006
    Wood Splitter,

    Purposeful change. Many states have laws against double edged knives. The sharpened swedge falls into that category. So we don't sharpen the swedge except for US Military Contract knives.
    It's easy to sharpen the swedge if you so desire.
    Hope this helps.

    Best Regards,

    Paul Tsujimoto
    V.P. of Engineering
    Ontario Knife Company
     
  2. PISTACHITASA

    PISTACHITASA

    6
    Apr 7, 2019
    Case in point: Spyderco's Taichung, Taiwan models, many of which are made from titanium or carbon fiber, S30V are extremely well built and very good mid-level or high end production knives. They are also very good sellers, I mean they keep making knives there using the high end materials, so......
     
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  3. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    was this it?
    http://www.ontarioknifestore.com/ontario-okc-10-tanto-bayonet-system-discontinued/


    Also, according to the writer of this article
    http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/bayo_points_28.htm
    regatding the okc3
    "..the winning design was one of 16 styles submitted by the Ontario Knife Company of Franklinville, New York..."
    So wow! were there actually 16 different submissions by ontario knives ? Would be nice to know how excactly these differed and looked like.
     
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  4. oinker

    oinker

    8
    Nov 28, 2018
    Hello Toooj. My question regards the Chimera, and whether there are any plans to redesign the tang and pommel system to be stronger, and more accurate to its marketing as a hard-use knife. I am aware that he was flagrantly abusing the knife, but seeing as the Chimera commands a nearly $100 price tag, I believe Mayor Fuglycool's Chimera should not have broken the way it did. (Certainly previous tests may have compromised the integrity of the tool, but the pommel did snap off, ultimately, while doing something it was marketed to be able to do, bashing/crushing.)

    I love my SP2 pilot knife, and have total faith in its relatively wider, much better-designed stick tang compared to most Ka-Bars. (I also don't abuse my knives.) But the design of the Chimera's D2 pommel fitting seems to me like a glaring structural flaw. This is a shame as it's one of the coolest looking knives I've ever seen, I love beefy overbuilt hardware, and overall I really do want to like, and own, a Chimera.

    Thanks for reading.
     
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  5. Toooj

    Toooj

    920
    Aug 8, 2006
    GIRLYmann,

    I did find the book with the drawings. I will see about posting...it maybe confidential. If it is, I'll just post about the pattern shapes.

    oinker,

    I will view the video and let you know.
    Hope this helps.

    Best Regards,

    Paul Tsujimoto
    V.P. of Engineering
    Ontario Knife Company
     
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  6. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    That would be so awesome :)
    Thanks in advance !
    As always, you da man ;-)
     
  7. Bruce Yurman

    Bruce Yurman

    7
    Jun 2, 2019
     
  8. mark70

    mark70

    42
    Apr 8, 2017
    :)
    It is a few days since I bought the karambit ontario ranger from (official dealer 150 €) ergonomics and dimensions of this knife they are fantastic I will buy a second soon, but I want to know why the factory sharpening is not razor-sharp for me it is not a problem but given the enormous thickness of the blade and the type of 5160 steel it is tiring to perform a razor sharpening :)
     
  9. oinker

    oinker

    8
    Nov 28, 2018
    Looking forward to hearing your insights, thank you.
     
  10. dirc

    dirc

    Jan 31, 2018
    a large online retailer is selling the okc bushcraft machete, 16" in 5160 steel. I'm just curious when were the last of those made in that steel? Nice micarta handles also, are they using a canvas base or something else?

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  11. Mister Moon

    Mister Moon

    127
    Feb 16, 2009
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  12. mc5aw

    mc5aw Gold Member Gold Member

    251
    Nov 6, 2011
    Dear Toooj, I just picked up the M3 and have been pouring over numerous threads and online articles about care for the leather grip. Both the grip and sheath feel great, and smell like a magnificent new saddle. I know that the "suedish" feel of the grip will smooth out over time, but is there a single product and/or treatment that you recommend to protect the porous nature of the rough leather? Thank you in advance.
     
  13. beachmaster

    beachmaster

    498
    Oct 3, 2014
    Dear Tooj-

    In this picture on the right is an OLD stamped Sp5 that shows a Spec Plus handle as i known every generation of Spec Plus handle to be- that is molded directly to the tang with a finished top.

    On the left is 1 of 2 sp53 handles that i have recieved with what looks like an unfinished, smooth top with squared corners, and a considerable gap between the handle and the tang, and both sp53s like this wobble in the handle.

    Whats up? Are handles made entirely differently now, or did yall have a monsterous bad batch go out accidentally?

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Wood Splitter

    Wood Splitter

    907
    Jul 16, 2011
    Hi @Toooj, I was just wondering what happened to the 498? It seems to have disappeared from the website.
     
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  15. buckfynn

    buckfynn

    546
    May 1, 2011
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  16. Wood Splitter

    Wood Splitter

    907
    Jul 16, 2011
    Oh, I didn't see that. Well in that case, enjoy your retirement Toooj, and thank you for your contributions to the community!

    Perhaps I'll pick up a 498 while I can, in case they have actually been discontinued.
     
  17. Jb-101

    Jb-101

    3
    Apr 15, 2020
    Does anyone know whom I could contact at Ontario about an SP53 that I sent in for repair or replacement due to a loose handle? The knife was a new purchase and the handle rattled out of the box. The customer service lady requested that I send it in to be repaired or replaced. I sent it in on Janurary 31st. Fedex tracked it to Ontario in Franklinville on Feb 3rd. Since then I haven't been able to contact anyone at Ontario, I have left a couple of voice mails with their customer service dept, and sent an an email requesting an update, but nothing so far. I am very disappointed with their customer service.
     
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  18. buckfynn

    buckfynn

    546
    May 1, 2011
    Call them 800-222-5233 open 8:00 - 5:00 M-F Eastern Time
     
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  19. Jb-101

    Jb-101

    3
    Apr 15, 2020
    Thanks buckfynn, I called and left another vm, if I don't hear back soon I'll try again.
     
  20. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    I wonder if they are shut down right now? Non-essential, and all that.
     

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